Cowell launches campaign to highlight children's authors and illustrators of colour

A campaign designed to help create visibility and generate book sales for emerging children's authors and illustrators of colour has been launched by BookTrust Represents and Waterstones children’s laureate Cressida Cowell. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-05 01:01:07 UTC ]
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RCW and Knights Of launch children's publishing workshop for authors of colour

The RCW literary agency and publisher Knights Of have announced the return of a free children’s publishing workshop for aspiring authors of colour, now in partnership with development scheme Megaphone. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-08 01:37:05 UTC ]
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Guide to children’s authors of colour launches at LBF

Live literature organisation Speaking Volumes will launch a guide to British writers and illustrators of colour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anglia Ruskin launches bursary to improve children's book illustration diversity

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has launched a new inclusivity bursary worth £11,200 to study for a masters degree in children's book illustration.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-04 15:16:55 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing launches first UK ad campaign for celeb author

Amazon Publishing is launching its first ever ad campaign for a celebrity in the UK, rolling out digital signage across 100 London bus stops for essay collection Nothing Like I Imagined by US actress Mindy Kaling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-13 00:14:33 UTC ]
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Women Don't Owe You Pretty author launches instagram campaign

Author Florence Given is launching an instagram campaign, encouraging followers to pose with a copy of her debut feminist memoir, Women Don't Owe You Pretty (Cassell).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-20 11:12:41 UTC ]
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Tomie dePaola, beloved children's author and illustrator of 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

DePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 children's books, sold nearly 25 million copies and had his books translated into more than 20 languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-31 18:51:09 UTC ]
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Cowell launches BookTrust Home Time for children during school closures

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust to keep youngsters busy while schools are closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-22 17:38:05 UTC ]
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WI15: Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Meet

More than 130 adult and children’s authors and illustrators will be attending this year’s Winter Institute. Here are authors coming this year who serve as proof that kids’ and YA books and authors continue to be key to the fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S UK Children's launches Love Your Library campaign with Peters

Simon & Schuster Children’s UK is partnering with specialist book suppliers Peters to launch the ‘Love Your Library’ campaign, supported by the Great School Libraries campaign, the School Library Association, CILIP and CILIP’s School Libraries Group. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 18:20:15 UTC ]
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Campaign to launch diversity charity for children's books kicks off

Non-profit organisation We Need Diverse Books has kicked off its campaign to launch a UK branch to improve diversity and representation in children’s books, as Knights Of co-founder Aimée Felone said the project needs industry-wide support. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-30 15:42:06 UTC ]
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S&S Children’s signs debut author and illustrator Alice McKinley

Simon & Schuster Children’s UK have signed a two-book deal with debut author and illustrator Alice McKinley, including Nine Lives Newton, which was the subject of a US pre-empt at the Bologna Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 03:50:48 UTC ]
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SoA launches £5,000 prize for illustrated children’s books

The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-01 18:13:35 UTC ]
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Pop Up launches talent programme for illustrators of colour

Pop Up Projects, a not-for-profit children’s literature agency, has received £300,000 to launch a talent development programme for illustrators of colour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s author and illustrator John Burningham dies

John Burningham, the picture book author and illustrator whose books included Would You Rather and Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car, has died aged 82. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82

Burningham, who was married to fellow children’s writer Helen Oxenbury, created beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado BabyJohn Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US children’s authors campaign against ‘kids in cages’

A group of US authors has raised more than $102,000 (£77,500) to help children in detention camps. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Children’s author platform Authorfy to launch

A new online platform connecting children’s authors and schools will launch this April. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WBD launches children's illustration competition

World Book Day (WBD) is teaming up with National Book Tokens to launch a children’s illustration competition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber launches competition for BAME children’s authors

Faber & Faber is launching an award to find BAME children’s writers and illustrators in partnership with the Andlyn Literary Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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